Man - I'm trying to change the way I hold the pick and am having a heck of a time.
I've always held the pick with vertical slant. Most "how to hold a pick" video lessons on YT show the player holding the pic slanted forward/down...I hold it slanted back/up.
I've noticed that as I've tried to focus on greater speed and accuracy, I'm not able to achieve the level of proficiency I'm aiming for. So I look and I try see what I do differently from others that appear to have it down and the way I hold the pick is the primary difference.
I'm having great difficulty maintaining the new technique as I'm playing through the stuff I know. I doubt there's any advice anyone can give other than to go slow and eventually it'll come.
Any other tips for changing picking technique? Exercises maybe?
I did it a few years back and am very happy I did. Not because my old technique was dumb (well, it looked weird. approaching friedman) but because I now have a much larger arsenal of pick tones and sounds.
There's no good or simple way, just do it and play. I did a load of picking exercises, 8ths with 16th bursts at all sorts of speeds. things like that.